San Francisco Methadone Treatment

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San Francisco provides a notable number of opioid treatment alternatives from supervised methadone clinics to private physicians prescribing suboxone (buprenorphine). Counseling is a requirement for those who receive opioid replacement therapy area. Suboxone has established itself as an effective medication for relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms for a significant number of people. Here on the Methadone.US website are links to more information on methadone’s benefits vs. risks, opioid dependence, the role of counseling in addiction treatment, and current job openings in U.S. methadone clinics.





San Francisco Methadone Clinics
BAART Turk Street Clinic
FACET
433 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 928-7800
BAART Behavioral Health Services Inc
Market Street Clinic
1111 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-3883
Westside Methadone Treatment Program 1301 Pierce Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 563-8200
Fort Help LLC 915 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-9953
San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)
Opiate Trt Outpt Prog/Methadone Detox
1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 93
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-8412
San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH)
Substance Abuse Servs/Meth Maintenance
1001 Potrero Avenue, Building 90 Ward 93
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-8412
Bayview Hunters Point Foundation
Substance Abuse Programs
1625 Carroll Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 822-8200×12
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Programs
4150 Clement Street, Unit 116-E
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-4810×2818
VA Mental Health Clinic 525 21st Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 587-3400
Berkeley Addiction Treatment Services 2975 Sacramento Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 644-0200

 

San Francisco Buprenorphine Treatment
Laurene Spencer, M.D. BAART Market Street Clinic
1111 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-3883×163
Vinh Ngo, M.D. 508 A 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 864-4444
Hanya Barth, M.D. 1200 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 255-1200
Thomas Prendergast, D.O. FT Help
915 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-9953
Aaron Vance Blackledge, M.D. 508 A 14th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 864-4444
Charles Parker Windham, M.D. Mobile Crisis Treatment Team
1520 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 355-8300
Audrey Sellers, M.D. 1111 Market St., 1st Flr.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-3883
Kelly Pfeifer, M.D. San Francisco Health Plan
201 Third Street, 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 615-4232
Thomas Prendergast, D.O. 915 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(510) 727-9756
Robert Paul Cabaj, M.D. 1380 Howard Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 255-3447
David F. Hersh, M.D. 1380 Howard Street
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 255-3601
Reda Z Sobky, M.D., PhD 915 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 777-9953
Dan Alan Kalshan, M.D. 220 Montgomery Street
Suite 946
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 433-7000
Amy Catherine Noack, M.D. VA Downtown Clinic
401 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 551-7320
David Lane Pakter, M .D. Potrero Hill Health Center
1050 Wisconsin St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 648-3011
Masaru Fisher, M.D. 760 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 836-1724
Michael Joseph Drennan, M.D. 1050 Wisconsin Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 920-1213
Sushma Zakkula Magnuson, M.D. 1050 Wisconsin Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 920-1211
Paul D. Abramson, M.D. 450 Sutter Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 963-4431
Carolyn Ann Schuman, M.D. Reliance Center
450 Sutter Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 788-0500
Harm Reduction Therapy Center 423 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 863-4282×3
BAART FACET
Geary Street Clinic and FACET
433 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 928-7800
Joe Healy Medical Detoxification
Project
120 Page Street
Floors 2 and 3
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 553-4490
Haight Ashbury Free Clinics Inc 1735 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-2114
BAART Behavioral Health Services Inc
Market Street Clinic
1111 Market Street
1st Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 863-3883
Walden House
Substance Abuse Treatment and MH Servs
890 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 701-5100
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Substance Abuse Program
4150 Clement Street
Unit 116-E
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 221-4810×2818
Ohlhoff Recovery Programs
Ohlhoff Women's Residential Program
601 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 621-4388×14
Walden House
Adult Residential Program TI
1445 Chinook Court
San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 989-4902


Evzio For Reversal of Opioid Overdose

evzio-naloxoneEvzio is an FDA-approved emergency treatment that counteracts the effects of opioid overdose. It is an “auto-injector” designed to contain a retractable needle and a 0.4 mg dose of naloxone. Naloxone is a powerful opioid antagonist that reverses the effects of overdose with heroin or other opiates. Naloxone has been used throughout the country in the past few years and literally saved hundreds of lives.

evzio-imageKaleo Pharma is the manufacturer of Evzio. The company specializes in innovative solutions for serious and life threatening medical conditions. Kaleo Pharma is based out of Richmond, Virginia, USA.

As has been documented in national media, very potent forms of heroin have become available much of it laced with other opiate derivatives like fentanyl. These combinations have proven lethal in a large number of cases often with younger people being the victims of overdose due to not understanding the extreme potency of the drugs being sold.

Products like Evzio in the hands of family and … Read more

Maine’s Governor LePage May Undermine Opioid Addiction Treatment

Maine2Paul LePage, the governor of Maine, has announced that he is considering ceasing state-funded support for methadone. As an alternative, Maine is proposing that patients prescribed methadone be switched to a more affordable suboxone option as part of a $727,000 state budget cut. The story is here.

This is an indefensible decision with dire medical implications for opioid addicted patients currently receiving methadone. It equates to government officials making medical decisions that will negatively impact the health and well-being of thousands of people.

Representative Drew Gattine (a member of the Health & Human Services Committee) is quoted as saying the proposal shows a lack of understanding of the societal costs of addiction throughout the state of Maine.

Methadone and suboxone are both effective medications, but offer very unique characteristics and applications depending on the severity & chronicity of a patient’s opioid addiction. Buprenorphine (the actual opioid agonist contained in suboxone) has a much lower ceiling effect than does methadone … Read more

SMC Recovery Offering Affordable Opportunity in Scottsdale

smc-recovery-2SMC Recovery based in Scottsdale, Arizona opened an outpatient addiction treatment program late last year. SMC provides a Medication-Assisted Program utilizing methadone and an Intensive Outpatient Program. Both treatment modalities are endorsed by SAMHSA as best practices in the field of addiction treatment.

Methadone programs across the USA cover a wide range of prices sometimes as high as $15.00 per day. However, SMC Recovery have implemented one of the most affordable rates in the country at just $55.00 per week. This is an outstanding value for anyone who has been struggling with opiate addiction and it is one of the most competitive rates we have learned of anywhere in the country.

Prospective patients are often unable to get started with outpatient methadone treatment because the cost is just too high for them. SMC Recovery have lowered this barrier considerably. We were informed by their staff that this price will most likely be active over the next year consequently providing … Read more

Recovery Is About Positive Change

new-year-recoveryAs we prepare for another new year, there is always this opportunity for welcomed changes and improvements in our lives. New years resolutions are often built around personal goals that people would like to achieve like quitting smoking, losing weight, or beginning a new hobby.

With opioid addiction, the desire for relief is always present. It is amazing what an individual can do when they are truly motivated and committed to a goal. It is true that people enter recovery every single day. What an incredible truth this is!

The big question is what does it take for a person to step onto the path of change and to point themselves in a new direction? The disease of addiction is one that is allowed to continue as a result of becoming stagnant, inactive. As a disease process, drug addition only gets halted when a person makes a decision to do something about it. If a person fails to take any … Read more

Buprenorphine and Liver Health

methadone-safe-for-liverJana Burson is a North Carolina physician who specializes in the treatment of opioid addiction using medications like buprenorphine and methadone. Dr. Burson is a passionate caregiver and patient advocate with considerable experience in the field of addiction treatment. She maintains an informative blog on the topic of opioid addiction treatment and recently posted her comments and observations on a revealing 2012 study.

The 2012 study by Saxon et al is reported in her blog to have followed more than 700 patients over 24 weeks who were receiving either methadone or buprenorphine (the active ingredient in Suboxone). These patients were checked for specific red flag elevations that would suggest emerging liver damage or liver inflammation. None of the patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine had significant abberations in liver functioning. This led the researchers to conclude that neither medication causes liver damage.

A 2014 follow-up study by Soyka and others (published in the American Journal on Addictions) found the same results … Read more

Methadone or Suboxone

addiction-is-treatable-2A common question among those seeking help is whether methadone or suboxone is the best choice for opioid replacement therapy. It reminds me of the age old debate … which is better, Ford or Chevy? Methadone has been used in opioid addiction treatment for about 45 years. Suboxone has been available to the public for 12 years. Each of these medications has been shown, through conclusive research, to be highly effective in eliminating opioid withdrawal. Both methadone and suboxone achieve a similar outcome, but with subtle differences. [view our comparison chart]

When opiate withdrawal symptoms are no longer a daily preoccupation and source of anxiety, individuals are free to invest their energy & time in productive, meaningful activities. Avoiding withdrawal sickness is the single greatest driver of continued opioid use, and often pushes an individual to desperate measures to maintain a supply of opiates so that they will not get sick.

People unfamiliar with addiction sometimes believe that … Read more